While watching the sitcom Friends, I ran into a word 'nickel'.
I'll simply jot down the episode.
Joey built a cupboard himself which his roomy, Chandler, hates a lot.
Determined to sell it, Joey is having a negotiation with a stranger.
Joey says the unit is deep enough for a grown man to fit in, and if it's not true,
he's willing to knock FIVE bucks off the price of it.
After saying that, Joey gets into the cupboard himself,
and the stranger locks it, and then he steals several things.
When the guy who takes advantage of Joey's stupid act is about to leave,
Joey cries, 'Hey, a nickel!'
Here's the video.
What's puzzling to me is what Joey meant by 'a nickel'.
Joey did say he'd knock 5 dollars, not 5 cents, didn't he?
A nickel is obvioiusly five cents, right?
I looked up the dictionary to see if a nickel can be 5 cents as well as 5 dollars. There was nothing like it.
Then, what on earth did Joey say 'a nickel' for?
I'd have ignored it had he said 'Hey, five bucks!' as he had uttered 'five bucks.'
Is all this to describe Joey is such a foolish person who can't tell five bucks from a nickel? I'm dying to know.
Could you guys please help me figure out?